NAME

pmpath - Get path to locally installed Perl module

VERSION

This document describes version 0.734 of pmpath (from Perl distribution App-PMUtils), released on 2020-06-12.

SYNOPSIS

Basic usage:

 % pmpath Some::Module

Find all modules (-a), return absolute paths (-P):

 % pmpath -aP Some::Module Another::Mod

Pro-tip: install this bash function to be able to cd quickly to directory of Perl module/prefix (tab completion is also provided):

 # function definition
 cdpm ()
 {
     if [[ "$1" = "" ]]; then echo "Please specify a Perl module/prefix name"; return; fi
     local dir=`pmdir "$1"`
     if [[ "$dir" = "" ]]; then echo "Failed"; else cd "$dir"; fi
 }
 
 # tab completion
 _cdpm ()
 {
     local cur=${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]}
     COMPREPLY=( `COMP_LINE="pmdir $cur" COMP_POINT=$[6+${#cur}] pmdir` )
 }
 
 # activate tab completion
 complete -F _cdpm cdpm

Afterwards, you can:

 % cdpm di/zi/pl<tab>
 % cdpm Dist/Zilla/Plugin/ _

OPTIONS

* marks required options.

Main options

--abs, -P

Absolutify each path.

--all, -a

Get all found files for each module instead of the first one.

--dir, -d

Show directory instead of path.

Also, will return `.` if not found, so you can conveniently do this on a Unix shell:

    % cd `pmpath -Pd Moose`

and it won't change directory if the module doesn't exist.

--module-json=s

See --module.

--module=s@*

Can be specified multiple times.

--pm=s

Default value:

 1
--pmc=s

Default value:

 0
--pod=s

Default value:

 0
--prefix=s

Default value:

 0

Output options

--format=s

Choose output format, e.g. json, text.

Default value:

 undef
--json

Set output format to json.

--naked-res

When outputing as JSON, strip result envelope.

Default value:

 0

By default, when outputing as JSON, the full enveloped result is returned, e.g.:

    [200,"OK",[1,2,3],{"func.extra"=>4}]

The reason is so you can get the status (1st element), status message (2nd element) as well as result metadata/extra result (4th element) instead of just the result (3rd element). However, sometimes you want just the result, e.g. when you want to pipe the result for more post-processing. In this case you can use `--naked-res` so you just get:

    [1,2,3]
--page-result

Filter output through a pager.

--view-result

View output using a viewer.

Other options

--help, -h, -?

Display help message and exit.

--version, -v

Display program's version and exit.

COMPLETION

This script has shell tab completion capability with support for several shells.

bash

To activate bash completion for this script, put:

 complete -C pmpath pmpath

in your bash startup (e.g. ~/.bashrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is recommended, however, that you install modules using cpanm-shcompgen which can activate shell completion for scripts immediately.

tcsh

To activate tcsh completion for this script, put:

 complete pmpath 'p/*/`pmpath`/'

in your tcsh startup (e.g. ~/.tcshrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is also recommended to install shcompgen (see above).

other shells

For fish and zsh, install shcompgen as described above.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-PMUtils.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-PMUtils.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-PMUtils

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

pmdir

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.